Under the watchful eyes of the bodyguards, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, delivers a speech in a conference for supporting the Palestinians in Tehran, Iran, Friday, April 14, 2006. Ahmadinejad called Israel a “rotten, dried tree” that will be annihiliated by “one storm.”
ASSociated Press: Iran Leader: Israel Will Be Annihilated
The president of Iran again lashed out at Israel on Friday and said it was “heading toward annihilation,” just days after Tehran raised fears about its nuclear activities by saying it successfully enriched uranium for the first time.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Israel a “permanent threat” to the Middle East that will “soon” be liberated. He also appeared to again question whether the Holocaust really happened.
“Like it or not, the Zionist regime is heading toward annihilation,” Ahmadinejad said at the opening of a conference in support of the Palestinians. “The Zionist regime is a rotten, dried tree that will be eliminated by one storm.”
And what do you suppose the “one storm” is?
And…..do you really think Iran is enriching uranium to power nuclear power plants generating electricity?
The POINT OF NO RETURN for the United States and Israel is fast approaching.
Ahmadinejad provoked a world outcry in October when he said Israel should be “wiped off the map.”
On Friday, he repeated his previous line on the Holocaust, saying: “If such a disaster is true, why should the people of this region pay the price? Why does the Palestinian nation have to be suppressed and have its land occupied?”
The land of Palestine, he said, referring to the British mandated territory that includes all of Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, “will be freed soon.”
He did not say how this would be achieved, but insisted to the audience of at least 900 people: “Believe that Palestine will be freed soon.”
“The existence of this (Israeli) regime is a permanent threat” to the Middle East, he added. “Its existence has harmed the dignity of Islamic nations.”
The chief of Israeli military intelligence, Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin, was quoted Wednesday as saying Iran could develop a nuclear bomb “within three years, by the end of the decade.”
The United States and Israel will not wait three years. More than likely, President Bush will await the April 28th United Nations Security Council deadline.
If Russia or China vetoes a sanction resolution, the Iranian nuclear crisis will be handled with European allies.
Flap handicaps economic and travel sanctions first with later an embargo of technology and manufactured materials.
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